Reading FC are set to make a move for non-league midfielder Nathan Ferguson, according to the Daily Mail.
The 20-year-old, who currently plays for Grays Athletic in the Isthmian Premier Division, has been subject to significant Football League interest after standing out in the lower tiers of English football.
He currently plays in a league three tiers below League Two, but Reading are seemingly confident in the youngster’s abilities and believe he can bolster their midfield as they look to maintain their good start to the Sky Bet Championship season.
Reading currently sit sixth in the table after eight games and are looking to improve in the coming weeks.
Royals manager Steve Clarke will therefore be keen to wrap up a deal for the young midfielder sooner rather than later to do just that.
The Berkshire club have looked extremely promising during the early stages of the season, but the club will be holding no illusions that their form will continue without hard work.
Highly-regarded as a central midfielder, Ferguson will no doubt be relishing the prospect of playing professional football at the Madejski Stadium by making the leap from non-league to the second-tier.
A move would represent a huge step in the career of Ferguson and would signal Reading’s desire to think outside the box when assessing incoming players.
Fans may question the club’s reasoning behind the interest in a non-league footballer, but Reading have been scouting the player and are confident that he can make an impact at the club.
Whether he will be able to deal with a potential move to the Championship remains to be seen, but it’s an exciting time in the career of Nathan Ferguson who will hope to excel in the professional game.
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